Taught course

Development Finance

University of Reading · Graduate Institute of International Development and Applied Economics - GIIDAE

Entry requirements

You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in a subject which includes a significant element of economics and/or accounting/finance. If you do not have sufficient knowledge of economics/accounting or finance, you may be admitted provided you attend a pre-sessional course.

Months of entry


Course content

* Examine financial sector development in the context of economic growth and development
* Analyse the role of development finance in economic development from micro and macro perspectives
* Taught by internationally renowned academics working at the forefront of research and policy development.
* Focus on financial inclusion, microfinance, institutional design and policy reform in domestic and international financial systems
About the Department
International Development, Agriculture and Economics at Reading
The Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics (GIIDAE) attracts more than 90 masters students each year from over 40 countries; it is an outstanding example of a globalised educational experience.
The diverse nature of our degree courses reflects our international expertise, and our interactive approach to learning gives you a coherent understanding of theory, practice and current debates in international development, agriculture and economics. We are ranked 1st in the UK and 10th in the world for teaching and research in agriculture and forestry.[1]
You will be taught by internationally renowned academics working at the forefront of research, practice and policy development. Our expertise spans agriculture and economics, horticulture, food, marketing, rural environments and international development. There are also excellent opportunities for short work placements overseas.
For information on funding and scholarships, please visit www.reading.ac.uk/apd-pgt-funding.aspx.
[1] QS World University Rankings, 2017.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
varies months


full time
varies months

Further details of qualification

A tailored version of any of our MSc courses can be arranged over a three or six-month period with the approval of the Course Director. A postgraduate Diploma consists of 120 credits and a postgraduate certificate, 60 credits.

Course contact details

Global Recruitment Team